Hello, ONE HISTORICAL ITEM -- COULD SOMEONE include the OAKLAND INTERTRIBAL FRIENDSHIP HOUSE in your project for OAKLAND WIKI LOCAL HISTORY EDITATHON this Sunday, should no one else be there to do so. I cannot attend. I provided some information below, including some excepts that should provide for at least a basic post with a few related links.
I am unable to attend the Oakland Wiki local history editathon on Sunday. I am unaware of a wikipage for the Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland California, also known as ifhurbanrez, Urban Rez. It is a historical location in Oakland, of regional importance, in my opinion, to Native Americans. The article below says Oakland Intertribal Friendship House, or Urban Rez, is one of the oldest in the United States, and I believe it may be also the oldest in California. I am NOT able to attend the Oakland Wiki local history editathon this Sunday, but would hope that some information may be included about the Oakland Intertribal Friendship House. I have provided links for Oakland Intertribal Friendship House below and related websites including facebook and myspace. I also included the text immediately below about local efforts to revitalize Native Language wherein Janeen Antione and perhaps others teach language class(es) at Oakland Intertribal Friendship house. Janeen Antione teaches at Oakland Intertribal Friendship House, as mentioned in this article Native Americans work to revitalize California’s indigenous languages http://oaklandnorth.net/2012/07/23/native-americans-work-to-revitalize-californias-indigenous-languages/ An excerpt from the above article: "California was once home to over 300 Native American dialects and as many as 90 languages, making it the most linguistically diverse state in the US. Today, only about half of those languages are still with us, according to the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, or AICLS. “Many of the California tribes were really negatively impacted with the Gold Rush and tribes were devastated and a lot of the languages have been lost,” said Janeen Antoine, who teaches a language class at the Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland. She teaches Lakota, which is spoken in South Dakota where she is from. “There’s a very strong effort within the California peoples to revive their languages.”" This is the symbol used to represent Oakland Intertribal Friendship House. Intertribal Friendship House The Intertribal Friendship House is one of the oldest urban American Indian agencies in the United States. It's motto is "Our Urban Rez, Since 1955" relays the message of the importance the Intertribal Friendship House is to urban American Indians, who utilize the facility to hold community meetings, dinners and other events. The agency began to serve American Indians who moved to the San Francisco Bay Area during the Relocation program in the early 1950s. Below are some websites and a couple of exceprts of text from those websites. I did not find a wikipedia for Oakland Intertribal Friendship House Karen Doris Wright (I used to live in the SF Bay area and regularly visited the Oakland Intertribal Friendship House and continue to visit as I am able.) 4167 Central Avenue Riverside, CA 92506 951 204-3252 twodo...@yahoo.com Intertribal Friendship House - SF Bay Area American Indian ...www.ifhurbanrez.org/IFH. Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) located in Oakland, CA was established in 1955 as one of the first urban American Indian community centers in the nation ... Google+ page 523 International Boulevard Oakland, CA 94606 (510) 836-1955Calendar of EventsIFH's Health Policy: No Soda, No Sugar, No Salt, No Smoking ... GalleryIntertribal Friendship House - Photo Gallery. Gallery · still ... Contact UsStill Strong IFH Mural. Please contact us if you would like to ... Board/StaffIntroducing our Board of Directors. We recognize and honor these ... ParticipateIntertribal Friendship House - Participate. Volunteer/Join ... DonationsYou can help sustain and support our mission. In Native Tradition ... Text from the above website http://www.ifhurbanrez.org/mission.php The primary objectives and purposes of “IFH” shall be: To promote health and wellness in Native community through traditional and contemporary ways To promote the ability of Native people to thrive in urban environment. To be a forum for cultural activities and keep traditions intact and alive To serve as a ceremonial house from http://www.ifhurbanrez.org/index.php Intertribal Friendship House 523 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94606 (510) 836-1955 www.IFHurbanrez.org August 2012 Greetings relatives, We are writing you today to seek your support for the annual campaign for Intertribal Friendship House (IFH). Established in the 50s when native peoples were being relocated to urban areas to assimilate into mainstream society, expected to relinquish their cultural values and traditions, IFH was, and is, a vital touchstone for the native community. It is a place to build community, to maintain connection with traditional values, and to be with other native peoples. It is a place that affirms the cultures and traditions of the diverse indigenous peoples of this land, including the native Ohlone, Pomo and Miwok peoples, original occupants of this land we now call home. IFH embraces all tribes, and in friendship, provides a house, a home, where we can come together and practice our traditions, share with the broader community, and care for our relatives and future generations. In this way, we are building community. IFH has been building community since 1955. Our regular scheduled activities include elders’ luncheons, powwows, drum and dance instruction, language classes, traditional gardening, food cooking classes, beading circles, youth development, and positive support groups. It offers a place to hold ceremonies, and most importantly a place for multigenerational healing. IFH has many objectives we would like to realize in the coming year. In addition to continuing all our regular programming, we would like to add a film series, increase our regalia classes, basketry and other classes that focus on California tribes, and plan special programs for target groups including youth, parents, women, elders and families. We would like to expand our new “I Choose” program that focuses on lifestyle and health choices for the community. We would like to continue to offer the house facilities to groups for classes, meetings and community observances. We have capital goals including maintenance and improvement of the house facilities and equipment, a most needed roof repair, and acquisition of a van for transporting elders and youth to and from community events. To help realize these goals we seek and need the support and involvement of the IFH community members, our friends, s/heroes and patrons. Your support is key to IFH’s wellbeing. We need the involvement of you all and hope that you value IFH and are able to support our programs and goals with a financial contribution. We hope that you will think of IFH as a worthy investment of your time and money. We look forward to your continued participation at IFH and hope that you will share our request for support with all your relations as we build community together. As a key native virtue, and a core practice for IFH, we believe that generosity is to be practiced regardless of whether it is reciprocated. We give unconditionally, and appreciate that those who can, will give back, honoring both IFH and themselves. It is this spirit of giving that we seek and celebrate in our community. We also recognize that as relatives, our mutual interdependence is demonstrated in how we care for one another. IFH is veryimportant and we are committed to making sure it exists for generations to come! If you can help, your tax-deductible donations will go a long way in sustaining community. Thank you for caring. Carol Wahpepah Executive Director Intertribal Friendship A fiscally-sponsored project of Community Initiatives IFH is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. Please send donations to: CI/IFH Project, 523 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606, or Donate securely online at: www.ifhurbanrez.org. Intertribal Friendship House - Oakland, CA - Non-Profit Organization ...http://www.facebook.com/pages/Intertribal-Friendship-House/251798591568899?rf=120188981325695Intertribal Friendship House, Oakland, CA. 202 likes · 8 talking about this · 69 were here. Intertribal Friendship House on Myspacewww.myspace.com/urbanreservationIntertribal Friendship House's profile on Myspace, the leading social entertainment destination powered by the passion of our fans. Intertribal Friendship House - San Francisco Homeless Resourcehttp://sfhomeless.wikia.com/wiki/Intertribal_Friendship_House523 International Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94606 510-452-1235 510-452-1275 (FAX) MWT: 9am-12pm... http://sfhomeless.wikia.com/wiki/Intertribal_Friendship_House http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/intertribal-friendship-house-to-host-leonard-peltier-walk-for-human-rights-reception.html Intertribal Friendship House to Host Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights Reception Leonard Peltier Walk Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion » Reception December 17 OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - Participants of the Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights that kicks off on Alcatraz Island on Sunday, December 18 are invited to a reception the Saturday evening before the walk. The reception will be hosted by the Intertribal Friendship House, located at 523 International Boulevard in Oakland. The reception will feature speakers and food. It begins at 5:00 pm pst and will conclude at 8:30 pm pst. Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights Starts from Alcatraz Island on Sunday, December 18 The Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights is an effort to raise awareness regarding political prisoner Leonard Peltier, Turtle Mountain Ojibwe, who has been in prison for the past 35 years. Organizers of the walk want President Barack Obama to grant clemency to Peltier. Intertribal Friendship House The Intertribal Friendship House is one of the oldest urban American Indian agencies in the United States. It's motto is "Our Urban Rez, Since 1955" relays the message of the importance the Intertribal Friendship House is to urban American Indians, who utilize the facility to hold community meetings, dinners and other events. The agency began to serve American Indians who moved to the San Francisco Bay Area during the Relocation program in the early 1950s. Co-founder of the American Indian Movement Dennis Banks, Ojibwe, will be on Alcatraz Island to kick off the walk. The Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights will conclude in Washington on May 18, 2012. posted December 10, 2011 8:50 am est --- On Fri, 1/11/13, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: From: Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-SF] Reminder: Oakland Wiki local history editathon this Sunday To: "San Francisco Bay Area Wikimedians" <email@example.com> Date: Friday, January 11, 2013, 5:16 PM Thanks for the reminder Vicky, I hope to make it for part of this -- unfortunately I have some conflicting plans, but I should be able to catch part of it! Pete On Jan 11, 2013, at 5:04 PM, Vicky Knox wrote: Hello! Please excuse me for this slightly late reminder (though a reminder nonetheless): the first-ever Oakland Wiki History Edit-a-thon is this Sunday! This will be a fascinating way to meet other people with an interest in local history, and coming from the point of view of a Wikipedian a great opportunity to include rare images on Commons and well-researched local history content on Wikipedia. 12-1p: Brown Couch Cafe noontime meet-n-greet 1-5p: Oakland History Room editathon, 2nd floor of Oakland Public Library (main branch) Don’t forget a computer or some note-taking materials! Updates can be found in the Oakland Wiki on the project page here. Cheers! Vicky _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-SF mailing list Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf Pete Forsythpeteforsyth@gmail.com503-383-9454 mobile -----Inline Attachment Follows----- _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-SF mailing list Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf
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